Leopoldskroner Weiher

Salzburg  >  Austria

The Leopoldskroner Weiher is a small artificial lake south of Salzburg right next to a small forest.

Added* by Maximilian Hanusch
Most recent update 16 September 2022


The Leopoldskroner Weiher is a popular destination for tourists and Salzburgians to go for a walk or jogging. There are a few benches around that can be used to rest and watch waterfowl and urban bird species. The lake is home to many native and exotic breeding bird species such as Mallard, Mandarin Duck, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe and also hosts a population of Common Goldeneye.

The southeastern part of the lake is a semi-natural, overgrown area that hosts many bird and fish. In the evening, chances are good for watching Grey Heron, Great Egret, Common Kingfisher that regularly hunt for small fish, amphibs and other food sources. During spring and autumn migration the lake is used as a stop-over site for various migratory species before crossing the Alps. Especially after extended rainy periods, birds accumulate and rare species such as Common Sandpiper, Great Bittern or Black-crowned Night Heron have been spotted there.

West of the lake is a small forest. The Königswäldchen is home to Goldcrest, Eurasian Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl and other woodland species.



The area is accessible by foot (30min) and bike (12min) from Salzburg city centre. A very nice walk with a view on the castle and Schloss Leopoldskron! In close proximity there´s free parking for cars.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , City/village


Flat , Dry , Dusty

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Spring


Paved road , Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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